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James Brian Studios

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Business Description

James Brian Studios brings a lifetime of experience in photography to wedding couples in Walnut Creek. The group is known for discreetly capturing the emotions of the bride and groom, infusing its images with an "upbeat style" and "casual elegance," and always achieving the perfect combination of lighting, composition, technique, and emotion in every shot. James Brian Studios also offers photography services for corporate events, headshots, and high school seniors, and galleries for all categories are available for viewing on the studio's site. The photographer is a Master Photographer through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education, and service to the industry and has worked for the likes Wells Fargo Bank, Intel, Chevron, At&T, Samuel Merritt Hospital, and Castello di Amorosa.

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Katherine Elyse Photography

Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Katherine Elyse Photography is a Walnut Creek business that provides wedding photography and engagement photography. The business offers packages that include five hours of coverage on the wedding day, access to an online gallery, edited images on a customized USB package, printing rights, and an eight-week turnaround time. Katherine Elyse Photography offers options such as multiple USBs, additional hours, full day coverage, two photographers, albums, foam board prints, canvases, and rush return times. Engagement sessions are one hour long and include travel fees, access to an online gallery, printing rights, a four-week turnaround time, and free invitation design or Save the Date services. Other options are outfit changes, props, an extra hour of shooting, multiple locations, canvases, prints, albums, and USBs, and rush turnaround times.

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Lisa Duncan Photography

Moraga, CA 94556
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Located in Lafayette, California, Lisa Duncan Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. Owner and photographer Lisa Duncan was initiated into the photography industry by studying as a photographer's assistant under Yves Mozelsio at YJM Photography in 2003. In addition to a specialty in wedding photography, Lisa Duncan Photography also offers clients such services as Bar Mitzvah coverage and heirloom portraiture sessions. Lisa Duncan Photography has been in the professional photography industry for more than ten years and can be contacted by email or through the messaging system on the company's official website for booking purposes.

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Meg Sexton Photography

Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Meg Sexton Photography has been offering professional wedding photography services in Walnut Creek, CA for nearly a decade. Their goal is to capture the joy, love, exuberance, and anticipation that visually sums up the wide range of emotions that make each wedding unique, special, and unforgettable. Featured in Jow Wed, Borrowed And Blue, Style Me Pretty, and Green Wedding Shoes, Meg Sexton Photography takes pride in offering an artistic and original vision with each event. Clients have spoken highly of their ability to make each photo session as stress-free and natural as possible while capturing the candid moments as well as the planned ones.

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Studio DMB Photography

Alamo, CA 94507
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Studio DMB is a professional event and portrait studio in Alamo, California. The studio serves the Greater Bay Area, including Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, and Martinez. Studio DMB offers wedding photography, engagement sessions, cake smash photos, birth stories, newborn sessions, family portraits, senior pictures, commercial photography, and more. In addition to covering weddings and other events, Studio DMB provides full-length signature photo sessions and 20-minute petite sessions. The studio's owner and principal photographer, Dawn, strives to capture the unique essence and personality of every person she photographs. Studio DMB garners positive reviews for Dawn's warm personality, creativity, and talent.

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Video Production Company in San-Francisco

Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Video Production Company in San-Francisco is a photography business in Walnut Creek, California, specializing in wedding photography and wedding videography. Roman is their chief photographer. He grew to love photography when he was a little boy, growing up watching his father develop photos using film. That was when he realized what he wanted to do in life. Roman started taking pictures of birds in parks using film cameras and eventually shifted to using professional DSLR cameras, shooting weddings and other events. Video Production Company in San-Francisco has also a wedding videographer on staff. They are a favorite wedding photography business in San Francisco, with great Yelp reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.

What does a wedding photographer do?

Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

What makes a good wedding photographer?

A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

How do I pick a wedding photographer?

Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

What should I ask a wedding photographer?

Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

  • Can we see your portfolio?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • How much do require for a deposit?
  • What packages are available in our price range?
  • What is your editing style?

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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